John Shirey worked with Mayor and Council to bring financial stability to City; Shirey committed to making Sacramento “best managed City in the state”

At City Council this evening, the Mayor and City Council voted to extend the contract of John F. Shirey as City Manager through November 18, 2016.

“I am grateful to the Mayor and City Council for extending my contract and their confidence in my leadership,” Shirey said. “I am convinced that working together we can bring Sacramento its best days.

“It’s a remarkable time to be in Sacramento. I am honored to be able to continue serving during a renaissance of our city that is spreading excitement throughout Sacramento and the region,” Shirey continued.  “We have excellent City employees who are doing their best to assure our citizens receive top quality services.”

Shirey joined the City as City Manager on September 1, 2011. He is responsible for the overall function of the City including a total FY2015/16 operating budget of approximately $947 million.  Approximately 4300 employees make up the workforce.

After his initial appointment in 2011, the City Council appointed Shirey for an additional contract term as City Manager effective September 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015.  The City Council has now appointed him for an additional term effective July 1, 2015 through November 18, 2016.

Since his tenure at the City, the City has witnessed the groundbreaking of the Entertainment and Sports Center and budget surpluses after six years of deficits. Additionally, last year crime dropped nearly 15 percent on top of a decrease of 10 percent in 2013, meaning there were some 5,000 fewer victims of crime. Citizens also overwhelmingly passed Measure U – the half-cent sales tax – in November of 2012 to restore services cut during the recession.

Shirey has over 40 years of experience from serving in a variety of leadership positions in Sacramento and elsewhere.